Sony and SanDisk announced today their intention to develop a new solid state storage media for video recording. These two companies have set high goals for the SxS memory cards, hoping for data transfer rates of 2.5 gigabits per second. Another benefit these cards will offer is space and weight reduction thanks to their Express Card specifications.

"Sony and SanDisk share the goal of providing leadership in high-performance, high-capacity recording solutions for professional video," said Eli Harari, Chairman and CEO of SanDisk. "I am proud of the close cooperation we have had with Sony over the years, and I look forward to the exciting new products that SxSTM memory cards will enable."
Sony has said they will adopt these new memory cards for their professional camcorders "XDCAM EXTM" series later this year, no word yet on specific launch dates or pricing.